Cask No. 29.206
Cask No. 29.206 Cask No. 29.206
 
$215.00
Peated

Cask No. 29.206

Popeye at Trafalgar

Islay

An unusual nose evoking herbs, soft fruits, slate, lemon juice on oysters and boquerones en vinagre – one panellist imagined the enemy ships burning at Trafalgar (wood, tar, wicker, canons and gunpowder). The palate had black jacks (liquorice and blackcurrant), lavender perfume and herbal hints – a sweet, smoky, salty combo that promised more dirty fun than Adam and Eve in the Fall. The reduced nose was rather masculine – rock-pools, matchboxes, damp woolly jumpers on radiators and dried penguin in Shackleton’s hut. The reduced palate had liquorice, dry ash and olive oil – definitely an eyeball-rolling, bicep-bulging, spinach-guzzling Popeye hero of a dram.

Drinking tip: Would go well with old Popeye cartoons.

Colour: Floodlit oil-rig moon pool
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 19 years
Date distilled: November 1996
Alcohol: 49.8%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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